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Devastate meaning

devastate - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. To lay waste; to ravage; to desolate.

devastate - examples of usage

  1. Its fragments plunged upon Earth and moon as they had weeks earlier battered Mars, and as fortnights later they would devastate Venus and plunge upon Mercury. - "Long Ago, Far Away", William Fitzgerald Jenkins AKA Murray Leinster.
  2. A strange sense of remoteness belongs to this lonely pleasaunce of the upper world, on a sheltered slope of ever- burning Gedeh, quiescent now save for the blue curl of sulphurous smoke, which gives perpetual warning of those smouldering forces ever ready to devastate the surrounding country. - "Through the Malay Archipelago", Emily Richings.
  3. Confidence might possibly be felt in our superiority in heavy infantry and population, which will enable us to invade and devastate their lands. - "The History of the Peloponnesian War", Thucydides.
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